Activities 2020, 2021 and 2022?

Updated 30 November 2021

Activities for 2020 were curtailed with effect from mid March because of CV19. The  annual lunch, in Pepe Sale was however held on 7 March.

Plans for members of Gloucester Civic Trust to visit Reading have not been possible  – 2022 perhaps? 

Two Heritage Open Day walks “South of Castle Hill and to Coley” were held in September 2021 .

A churches tour in September 2020 and 2021 were not possible.  Our thoughts were to head into Hampshire to visit some churches in and around Overton.  2022? 

Plans to visit Oxford Colleges may be possible for 2022? 

In previous years members have been able to attend the High Sheriff of Berkshire’s service to mark the start of the Judicial Year in Reading Minster in October. In 2020 a much simpler service, for 25 people and no other guests, was held in the Chapter House of Reading Abbey ruins. It was probably the first time in over 450 years that such a service had been held. In 2021 the service was held in St James Church for the first time ever.  A number of Civic Society members attended. 

Our hopes for “normal service”  resuming in 2021 were only partly achieved.  The economy has in the meantime been savaged.